Through the Foley Leadership program, our goal is to teach skills that can be used not just at camp, but in school, careers, and your personal life. As an LIT or CIT, you gain many skills like organization, planning, creativity, initiative, presenting, observation, and more. The best part is that Foley gives you, as LITs and CITs, a chance to practice these skills during your time at camp. The skills you gain can then be used in a variety of places outside of camp, like earning jobs, acceptance into extra-curricular activities, and even college!
Where can I use my experience?
Check out some of the organizations or places some of our past campers have used their leadership experience at Foley.
- National Honor Society
- Service Hours
- College Applications
- School Honor programs
- Job Application and Reference
- Scholarship Application
Need a reference?
Whether it is a letter, form, or just our contact information that you need, we are always willing to help! Just send Alli an e-mail with the details, what it is for, what you need, and deadlines.
Wondering how to write about your Camp Foley leadership experience?
Here are five quick tips:
Use Action Words. Begin each sentence with an action word, but be sure to keep it in the past tense. Words like prepared, managed, developed, monitored, and presented will make you stand out!
Instead of: Ran four-way capture the flag for younger campers.
Use: Planned, presented, and organized a one hour game of four way capture the flag for a co-ed group of kids aged 10-12.
Use Numbers. Inserting numbers and percentages into descriptions allows the reader to get a better idea of what you actually did.
Instead of: Prepared and presented an all-day Olympics for all of camp.
Use: Prepared and presented an eight-hour Olympic event for 160 campers with nine different events.
Give Yourself Credit. Don't be shy; share your accomplishments. As an LIT or CIT you accomplished some great goals, projects, and events, so don't sell yourself short!
Instead of: Completed community service.
Use: Designed a garden for three hours with Habitat for Humanity.
Be short and specific. Stay concise and practical. The organization does not want to read information they don’t understand or don’t need to know. Be aware of the qualifications they are looking for, and be sure to avoid lingo that may not be familiar to those outside of camp.
Instead of: Prepared a surprise event for the fox campers, aged 8-10, at the camp I was a camper at for 10 years.
Use: Prepared a one hour event for nine kids, aged 8-10, to recognize their first year at camp.
Proofread. The resume or application should have no errors in grammar or punctuation. It seems like a silly tip, but a lot people still miss it.